How to Clean and Prepare Chicken Feet

Chicken feet is one of the richest sources of calcium and vitamin D and contain many of the proteins, vitamins, minerals and vital nutrients that the human body is unable to produce. Chicken feet, which is very popular among Chinese people is also the best food for wrinkles and beautiful skin, and is related to the beauty and health of their body. Chicken feet is the best food for people with calcium deficiency problems such as curved bones or other problems such as osteoporosis, arthritis, osteomalacia (softening of the bones), rheumatism, and bone fractures. However, you must keep in mind that chicken feet contain high amounts of saturated fat which makes It very harmful for people with high cholesterol.


How to wash and Prepare Chicken Feet

To make a variety of chicken feet soups, fried chicken feet or chicken feet stock, you must first learn the steps of washing chicken feet which is as follows:

  1. First, fill a pot with salt and water and heat it on the stove until the water boils.
  2. Put the chicken feet in the boiling water.
  3. After boiling the chicken feet for 5 minutes, remove from the heat and rinse with cold water.
  4. Separate the nail.
  5. Separate the yellow skin of the chicken feet.
  6. Use a knife to separate the dark part at the bottom of the chicken feet.
  7. wash the chicken feet very well.


Now that you have washed the chicken feet properly, you can make a delicious soup with it and enjoy it.


Chicken Feet Soup Recipe

You’ll need:

  • 10 chicken feet
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Oil and salt



How to Make Chicken Feet Soup:


  • Chop the onions and stir fry them until golden in color.
  • Add the chopped celery and fresh thyme and stir.
  • Fill a pot with enough water, then add the cleaned chicken feet, chopped carrots, bay leaf, and the whole green pepper.
  • Increase the heat until the water boils and the ingredients are half cooked, then reduce the heat and allow the soup to simmer gently.
  • Add salt in the end and enjoy!


How to Make Cold-Fighting Chicken Feet Soup



  • 2 packs of chicken feet
  • 4 medium turnips, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 5 prunes


  • Put all the ingredients in a big pot
  • Add 18 cups of water and let it cook for 4 to 24 hours on low heat.
  • Pour all the ingredients in a strainer and use the broth.



How to Make Chicken Feet Stock

If you don’t like seeing or eating chicken feet in your soup or food, you can prepare chicken feet stock and add it to all kinds of soups and stews. To do so, after washing the chicken feet as mentioned earlier, put the chicken feet with 3 to 4 glasses of water in a pot and add some peeled onions, put it on extremely low heat, and allow it to cook completely for at least 4 to 6 hours. After that, pour the contents of the pot into a blender and strain the resulting mixture, which is a jelly-like liquid, and store it in the freezer, adding it to the soup and the variety of foods you want to make each time.